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Jim Venable
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Searched here, online and in the manual I have.

What is the torque setting for the front and rear subframe to chassis nuts and bolts?

Thanks,
Jim

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The 99 manual calls for 87-101 ft lbs for the 2 nuts under each shock tower and 69-86 ft lbs for each bolt into the frame and crossbar.

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Thank you Ken.

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I think the NA subframe may be less though. I'll check my '95 Workshop Manual and let you know.

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Rob,

That would be appreciated as I'm about to take the car off the jackstands for the first time. Everytime I've been under it my eyes gander a questioning look at the subframe nuts and bolts.

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I'm showing 69-86 ft-lb for the nuts under the shock towers, and 51-61 for the rear subframe bolts.

The only bolts that I see that are 87-101 ft-lb are the upper control arm bolts.

Below are links to the torque spec pages from the 1995 Workshop Manual (the 3rd set of numbers are ft-lb).

Front Subframe

Rear Subframe

I'm not sure if Ken and I are just using different terminology, so you can see for yourself what I'm talking about.

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Jim Venable
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Thank you fellas. Considering I have an early model I think it would be best to back the torque off a hair or two for some of the nuts and bolts just to be safe.

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Whenever I'm torquing fasteners, I always think of the late, great Carroll Smith who said to always err on the side of undertightening. He rarely saw part failures from undertightening, but he's seen countless failures from overtightening.

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